The definition of a rut is a groove or track in the ground, a routine way of acting, or a period of sexual excitement in animals, especially males.(noun)
Rut is defined as to make a groove.(verb)
An example of rut is to make a track in the mud with a bicycle.
See rut in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME rutte < OFr ruit < L rugitus, a roaring (as of deer in rut) < rugire, to roar < IE *reuk- < echoic base *reu-, to roar, cry hoarsely > OE ryn, OSlav rykati, to roar
See rut in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Possibly alteration of route.
Origin: Middle English rutte
Origin: , from Old French rut
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *rūgitus
Origin: , from *rūgere, to roar
Origin: , from Latin rūgīre, to roar.
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